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%. if i may proud independence. -- i'm a proud independent. if you look at our infrastructure, who uses mass transit more -- middle class, lower class, or upper class? i would say is middle or lower. guest: certainly, it depends on where you are. the certainly, the average bus- writer in america has a slightly lower income -- the average bus rider in america has a slightly lower income than the average american household. however, the express between fort worth and dallas, for example, it tends to be middle and upper income the use that. across america, all strata of society use public transportation and depending on where the transit goes and what type of transit it is combined with the market is that they are seeking to reach, it could be of -- it could be either very high income, that is with the commuter rail lines in new york or chicago or san francisco are an example of. it can be no american income americans going back and forth -- it can be middle-class american income going back and forth to work. it is a wide spectrum of people that use public transit. when i give these statis
to get busy and take notes and write stuff down like that, they will not be able to use the system unless they keep both hands on the wheel. >> dc police set up a check point outside the summit today, looking for drivers who were texting or talking on their cell phones without a hands free device. >> i barely do it, i was trying to figure out what our time schedule was for our daughter's back to school night. >> i feel bad, because i'm late for work. >> they have to do what they have to do. >> the drivers face a $100 fine. most people agree enforcement is the key to cutting back on distracted driving, but the challenge for local police is finding the time and manpower to do so each and every day. and we want to remind you about a very important campaign right here at wusa9. it's called the great hangup. an effort to get everybody to stop using their cell phones while they are driving. if you have been affected, we would love to share your story on the air. you can tell us your story by going to the great hangup. the page is wusa9.com or you can call us, 202-895-5960. >>> senate candi
in the military. and now as andrea tells us, gay rights groups worry they may have missed a crucial opportunity. she is live in the newsroom with more on the vote. andrea. >> that vote was a major defeat for senate democrats and gay rights advocates. many saw this bill as the last chance to overturn the law before the november elections. >> democrats were counting on republican susan collins to break ranks and support the bill. she changed her mind at the last minute. >> i think we should welcome the service of these individuals. but i cannot vote to proceed to this bill under a situation that is going to shut down the debate and preclude republican amendments. >> with the 56 to 43 vote, the democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed for the bill to move forward and ultimately lift the ban on gays serving in the military. >> this year, a year when we have forces engaged in ground combat as we speak, it's not the year for the senate to suddenly say no, we're not going to pass this kind of legislation. >> another setback for the bill, president obama's pick for common of the marine corps s
of neighborhood leaders to talk about the possibility of other uses. from my perspective, i certainly support this bocce ball area, but if it turns out in the future after a good planning process that there are other things that we ought to do, i and my colleagues are very open to that. so with that, i know we have a representative from rec and park to talk a little bit more broadly about that i just wanted to frame the conversation. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm lev kushner of the recreation park department. if we could just have the powerpoint on the screen. great. i just have a very quick powerpoint to make sure we're all on the same page. the proposal is for two regulation sized bocce courts. the idea behind this is this will activate this plaza which is currently significantly underutilized. the use that bocce courts entail is exactly the things that the recreation and park department feels is in line for our goals for this site. it's important to note that the gift is in kind. it's actually a gift of construction and materials only. it's not actually a cash gift.
're on our twittergate. pat is joining us on the republican line from maryland. caller: i did not understand the agency that the recession was over. host: it is a group of economists. they said the recession ended in june of 2009. caller: obviously, they are not traveling around the country. if you will take a look at what is happening -- i go to hoses every day of people. in an insurance agent. i speak with people lost their jobs and their wives have lost their jobs as well. their children are dropping out of school. making $9 an hour to support their families. mr. obama is way off when it comes to understanding what's going on in the country. what is going on is more jobs are being lost. we just lost 12 of hundred more jobs at the steel plant in this city. 700 more jobs at the company that brings the food in for the two stadiums in baltimore city. another company just went bust. that was 1500 jobs. this is every single week for a new place is closing. you cannot tell me there is the recession over. the recession is going to last. i think it's gone to last another two years or three years.
funding for autism treatment in 12 years; student loan assistance for u.s. troops called to active duty; support for troops who come home with ptsd; more help and more contracts for pennsylvania's small businesses. [applause] he has been doing the work. in washington, you know, they make the distinction between show horses and work horses. and joe is a work horse. [applause] he's been working, not talking. [applause] and this is somebody who's been pragmatic. he will work with democrats, he'll work with republicans, he'll work with independents. he's willing to work with anybody who's interested in actually getting the job done, and that's the kind of person you want representing you in washington. that's who joe sestak is. [applause] that's why you need to work for him to make him your next senator. [applause] on the other side, we've got a candidate who was in washington for years, ran a special interest group whose main function has been to pull the republican party to the right -- even farther to the right. [laughter] i guess you could say they've done a good job -- [laughter] -- at
of this. it's very open. the analogy i've been using is it's like one of our city basketball courts where people can come and bring their basketball and play. it's just a pickup game spot. and we do have an existing m.o.u. between d.p.w. and boston properties to maintain justin herman plaza and this bocce ball court if accepted will continue to be maintained as it is currently. supervisor maxwell: any other colts? supervisor chiu and then supervisor mar. supervisor chiu: so the local 61 students and apprentices willing involved in constructing the field and the boston properties is the, kind of course the management of the area. is local 261 going to be involved with any of the maintenance of the courts afterwards? >> yes. supervisor mar: yes. supervisor maxwell: supervisor chiu? supervisor chiu: just closing comments. first i want to address some of the issues that were raised in public comment. ernestine, i am very open to considering a business improvement district for the downtown area as i have a strong proponent in fisherman's whatever and other parts of the district and i have let
, luke. keep us posted and let us know. >> will do. >> when we get a final tally on the vote. i want to bring in rachel maddox. as you know, a couple of the waivering republicans said you've got to give us a little more room for amendments here. harry reid said no. this is the result. >> well, there's a couple of things. first of all, it's a historic decision to filibuster the defense reauthorization bill. this is something that has passed 48 times in 48 years. it just passes. this is one of the things that just passes. and that's why actually you've seen over the years lots of amendments, lots of things passed that are attached to this. originally when don't ask, don't tell was instituted, it was passed as an amendment to this bill. in 2007, we saw republican senator orrin hatch attach the dream act to this bill. some of john mccain's campaign finance provisions have been attached to this bill. so republican objections that they are very upset about democratic amendments to this are a little strange, given how many amendments republicans have attached to it. also harry reid's office
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of transportation calls it a distracted driving epidemic. >> everybody thinks they can use their cell phone and drive and drive safely, and you can't. >> reporter: new government numbers show distracted driving last year killed nearly 5,500 people. and injured nearly 500,000. the grim toll despite hard-hitting public service announcements. tough new state laws. what will it take to make a dent? russell and kimberly hurd have been asking that since their daughter heather died while driving to meet her wedding planner. >> we were very, very angry. we could not believe our daughter could be taken from us by somebody who was texting. >> reporter: they say what's needed is a change in attitude. >> we want you to turn the cell phone off. we're living proof that in three or four seconds, your entire life can change. and certainly we'll never be the same again. >> reporter: the hurds say distracted driving must become as unacceptable as drunk driving. they have also pushed for tough laws, bans on texting and cell phones while driving. but they say ultimately, they hope stories like theirs will caus
fattal, hope to meet with ahmadinejad while he is in the u.s. for the meeting of the united nations general assembly. the men have been in prison for 13 months after being accused of illegally crossing into iran and spying. sarah shourd was also being held but released on compassionate grounds last week because of a medical condition. >> everyone who cares about shane and josh's freedom to please stand behind us now. so that we can make this final push for their freedom together. >> reporter: among the western world's long list of grievances with tehran, a nuclear program the country's leaders insist is for peaceful purposes. new york lawmakers were among those protesting ahmadinejad's regime at a rally near the u.n. monday. >> we cannot and we will not allow or tolerate a nuclear iran. >> reporter: ahmadinejad told abc's "this week" he would make recommendations while maintaining the men violated the law. while pressuring iran to release the hikers the u.s. does not have formal diplomatic ties with the rogue state, nor did they say sarah shourd's $500,000 bail. >>> lady gaga has ma
officials because it uses their footage from a public affairs program. the campaign spokesman says that to the concern had nothing to do with pulling the ads. >> also, there is a pull on the maryland senate race between barbara mikulski and republican barrett worked on. mikulski remains well ahead of her challenger. our coverage continues online at any time. in addition to complete primary results, we have candidate profiles, a fact check reports, and much more. just go wbaltv.com to and -- just go to wbaltv.com and click on politics. >> we have some breaking news to pass along to you. baltimore city police are investigating two shootings that have sent five people to the hospital. the first capital just after 10:00 p.m. in east baltimore at the intersection of preston street and homewood avenue. and man and woman were shot. homicide has been called in. we will give you more as information becomes available to us. three people were rushed to the hospital after shots were fired around 8:30 p.m. and happened at the inception of stahl plays and 10th street. one was hit in the stomach
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make sure you know what is happening around you at all times. robert liles shows us why. >> reporter: ask most to describe lake manager inc. >> you usually think his face. >> women workout alone and more often than not with head phones or cell phones. >> everybody, anybody, especially people by themselves are all walking around with an ipod in their hands. >> reporter: but they are sending a warning, remove the head phones, hang up phone, and be aware of what's going on. a lone attacker is preying on william, two women fell victim last night within minutes of each other. >> nervous smiles. we have to find someplace else to walk. >> we would like to tell you the exact street but police are keeping that close to the vest. they said it happened in excluded areas, where few street lights and few people walking the streets made the attacker unnoticeable. >> after talking to you today i'll be more careful. >> both of last night's started as a robbery but quickly escalated to sexual assault. are careful when you get the to your car and lock it as soon as you're inside. dana a, ken. >> no ma
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tells us why. >> reporter: ask most to describe lake merritt. >> usually think it's safe. >> reporter: so safe, women work out alone and more often than not with head phones or cell phones. >> everybody, especially by themselves, are all walking around with an ipodin their ear. >> police are saying remove the head phones and keep the eyes peeled. the attacker seems to be using the cover of darkness. as two women fell victim last night within hours of one another. >> we are going to have to find someplace else to walk. >> reporter: we would like to tell you the exact street, but police did say each attack happened in a is he included neighborhood around lake merritt where there are not many streetlights. >> i will probably be a little more careful. >> reporter: so what's recommendation from oakland police tonight? be vigilant. especially as you enter and exit the car. police are even saying to immediately lock the door once you are inside. it seems to all suggest that the two women last night were attacked either inside their car or very close to the car and quite possibly this all hap
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